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Press and hold B to welcome enemies with open, spiked arms, then release B to clamp down on them with a big, bear-trap hug.
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #134)

Needle + Cutter (also called Giant Claws[1] or Snare[2]) is a Power Combo from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Kirby gets it by mixing Needle and Cutter. When used, Kirby's arms become pieces of a bear trap. It will close on any enemy that gets caught. Kirby will not be able to move until he releases the trap. This ability is useful in that Kirby can destroy enemies above him, especially ones stationed on platforms.


Move Controls Description
Needle + Cutter B (Hold) Kirby's arms become a giant spiked bear trap, any enemy that walks into it will instantly be destroyed. Once the B button is released the clamp snaps shut, easily taking out aerial enemies.

Related Quotes

Kirby turns into a giant bear trap that instantly snaps shut.
— Description • Official Strategy guide
Kirby's normally stubby arms turn into giant jaws with teeth that snap shut on enemies.
— Description • Official Strategy guide